My favorite memories of being an interpreter are those magical moments when both parties no longer feel like there's an interpreter between them. They feel like they're talking directly to each other.Read More
There’s a best kept secret behind getting fluent in a foreign language. In fact, in my opinion, it’s the single most important thing you must do if you really want to get fluent in a foreign language.Read More
Jackie Chan is the first ever Chinese actor in Hollywood to win the award, and I was so thrilled to see him win it. Chan’s story symbolizes the power of grit and how far your dreams can take you if you never give up.
In pursuit of his dream, Jackie Chan worked tirelessly to learn a new language, a skill that ultimately helped his career flourish and reach new heights in Hollywood.
It is a wonderful story of triumph and proves that learning a foreign language can open so many doors you never thought could open.Read More
In his 1959 essay in Ebony Magazine titled “My Trip To The Land of Ghandi,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote:
“For a long time I had wanted to take a trip to India. Even as a child the entire Orient held a strange fascination for me-the elephants, the tigers, the temples, the snake charmers and all the other storybook characters.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was also fascinated by the sheer vastness of our world and how much more of it there was to explore.
When we learn a foreign language, we are no longer limited to the boundaries of our community or neighborhood. It’s one way that we experience oneness within a seemingly segregated world.Read More
A tribute to Kofi Annan. Very rarely do I have difficulty writing and reflecting. It's hard not to shed a tear as I write about Kofi Annan. It's because Kofi Annan's spirit of connecting communities and countries in times of war and peace was legendary, and his story inspired me to follow my own path.Read More
Step into your power. Your time in another country is a wonderful opportunity to experience the language and culture first hand. Lillian Okoye, Founder of Fluent In Five, shares why you should take advantage of your time abroad.Read More